The staircase is one of the most important human inventions, along with the bicycle, elevator and rock and roll. This is a structure designed to overcome large or small vertical distances, in which unconquerable heights are split into many small, called steps. Nowadays, people often avoid using stairs, because lazy steel prefer an elevator, an escalator. Often, but not always. Some of the myriad of man-built staircases on Earth and even almost in Heaven are distinguished by their amazing design, breathtaking views, historical value, finally. Thus, they attract both tourists and local residents, making up the glory of certain corners of the planet.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
Spiral staircase in Taihang Mountains, China
The 91.5 meter high staircase that runs along the side of a mountain in Taihangshan, Linzhou, China, offers a full range of mountaineering experiences without fearing for your life. The upstairs hike provides an unforgettable experience with no special equipment required.
The bridge over Traversinertobel, the side valley of the Via Mala, is the latest of its kind designed by engineer Jürg Conzett and his collaborator Rolf Bachofner.
Staircase as an Art Expression in Germany
This 21-meter sculptural path is named Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain and is located on a hilltop in Duisburg, Germany. The staircase winds along the surface of a steel structure that winds around itself in the same way as a fairground slide.
Visitors can climb the sculpture where it touches the ground, but the closed loop in the center of the sculpture prevents them from completing a full circle.
The large-scale sculpture "Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain", created by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, opened to the public on 13 November last year.
Visitors can climb the sculpture on foot. Despite the fact that the trail describes a closed loop, it is impossible to walk along it, as you will stumble upon a physical barrier. At the summit, at the highest point of the sculpture, 21 meters above the ground, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Ruhr landscape.